Dige (Dege) 

  • Age at death: 65
  • Age at death: 10/05/1799
  • Master / Mistress: William Ellery (d. 1812)
  • Spouse: Rachael
  • Child: Rachael
  • Additional Relationships: Granddaughter = Caty
  • Most recent residence: Hartford, CT
  • Notes: In 1776 William Ellery's "Great Store" was on the bank of the Connecticut River, near the foot of Potter Street (where the Hartford Convention Center is now). Ellery was appt'd postmaster of Hartford by Franklin in 1775, but had held the office since ca. 1768. Dige died of asthma.
  • Bibliographic sources: CTCHRec, Reel 505, records and papers, 61; 1790 Federal Census
  • In 1776 William Ellery’s “Great Store” was on the bank of the Connecticut River, near the foot of Potter Street (where the Hartford Convention Center is now). Ellery was appt’d postmaster of Hartford by Franklin in 1775, but had held the office since ca. 1768. Dige died of asthma.

  • Confidence Level - confidence_level - Highly Confident
  • Ethnicity/Race/Tribal Affiliation: Black (defined as Unknown origins, but listed as a person of color)
  • Gender: Male